London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
FOUR ROMAN BRONZE BALDRIC PHALERAE
3RD CENTURY A.D.
Comprising an openwork roundel with armed figure of Mars wearing crested helmet, a tropaeum on each side; two others depicting Hercules wrestling the Nemean lion, all with attachment loops behind; another with eagle with outspread wings, flanked by a thunderbolt and tropaeum, 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) diam. max.; and three Roman bronze attachment roundels, each with central boss, one with tiered boss the flanged rim with inscription reading "VITA LVCIVS SABINVS" with lion face separators, another pierced with central attachment pin, 2nd-3rd Century A.D., 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. max. (7)
Acquired between 1989 and 1992, Germany.
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